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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 722ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,640thMost Devout: 19,879th
The Fiefdom of
Father Knows Best State
Determination will lead you to excellence.
Duke of Zhou
Minister of Communications and Information
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population3.119 billion

LeaderDuke of Zhou
FaithKoi Zen

CurrencyKaudi Yuan
AnimalOriental Tortoise

The Fiefdom of Chew is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Duke of Zhou with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, soft-spoken computers, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.119 billion Hanzus are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Social Policy, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hanzhou. The average income tax rate is 50.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Chew economy, worth 121 trillion Kaudi Yuan a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is 39,024 Kaudi Yuan, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Books are so highly regarded in Chew that libraries are often revered as holy shrines, immigrant families holding hands get stopped at the border, shanty towns of homeless immigrants are the ideal recruiting ground for terrorist organisations, and perverts across the land rejoice after 'sexual harassment' was recently renamed 'persuasive courting'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chew's national animal is the Oriental Tortoise, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Koi Zen.

Chew is ranked 58,847th in the world and 8th in Emery for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 1.65 Bank.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 722ndTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,640thTop
Most Devout: 19,879thMost Pacifist: 20,926thSafest: 20,945thMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,589th
Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Chew's influence in Emery fell from "Diplomat" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Chew's influence in Emery rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Diplomat".
  • : The Great Pacific Royal House of Nord Valdr was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Chew, killing 2 million zombies.
  • : Chew was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : The Crowned Principality of Jruhld granted Polls authority and removed Appearance authority from Chew and renamed the office from "Chief Justice" to "Minister of Communications and Information" in Emery.
  • : Chew's influence in Emery rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Chew was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Chew's influence in Emery fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Chew's influence in Emery rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Chew's influence in Emery rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".